NPR repeatedly referred to Ocasio-Cortez as wanting to abolish the "Federal Immigration Agency" this morning, instead of abolishing ICE. There is no such agency as the Federal Immigration Agency, there are like six different agencies that deal with immigration. ICE is just the police state wing.
― Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 15:49 (one year ago) link
keep thinking that, sheeple
― rehab hot (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link
"Coming up, the puzzle with Will Shortz and an interview with Cathy Guisewhite!" I don't think I've ever turned anything off so fast.
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 April 2019 12:44 (nine months ago) link
If you take the name of Cathy's boyfriend and rearrange the letters, you end up with this word that perfectly describes Will Shortz. What is it?
― del griffith, Sunday, 14 April 2019 18:01 (nine months ago) link
I can't help but be a little fascinated by Will because of his association with the world's greatest sport (table tennis). But it's almost comical how reluctant and low energy a presence he is on air
― rip van wanko, Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:03 (nine months ago) link
he might be the most npr person on npr
― be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:34 (nine months ago) link
i was going to come to this thread to complain about on being with krista tippett. now that farmers' market season has returned i'm driving at 7:30 a.m. on sundays and she makes me want to drive into a wall mmm yeah
― forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 15 April 2019 01:20 (nine months ago) link
i've seen people mock her by calling her 'christian tidbit' lol
weekend NPR is the absolute worst with car talk being the only exception
― global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 April 2019 03:23 (nine months ago) link
wait wait dont tell me is p good but theres a show called "ask me another" and it might be worse than prarie home companion, yikes
― be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 15 April 2019 04:13 (nine months ago) link
oh god that one is horrible. it has that particular self-satisfied npr sense of humor. you know the people they play around fundraising time, regular people they have recorded talking about how they love npr. so proud of themselves, for nothing.
― forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 15 April 2019 11:29 (nine months ago) link
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 11:39 (nine months ago) link
wait wait don't tell me is awful, the panelists think they're 10x funnier than they actually are
― global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:25 (nine months ago) link
When I graduated many, many years ago, my sweet mother gifted me a multi-volume CD box set of many, many hours of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. She knew I listened to NPR, and I guess I must've mentioned that I sometimes listened to Wait Wait on Saturday mornings, but I guess I didn't make it clear that my listening was entirely passive and my appreciation of it mostly ironic. Anyway, it was very sweet of her and so that's why I waited a few months before placing it directly into the trash can. I like to think that a few days later a 75 year old white liberal dumpster diver's day had been made.
― del griffith, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00 (nine months ago) link